The Vale of Glamorgan Council is likely to rubber stamp next week a new paydeal for its 4,000 staff which will add £2,587,000 to the authority’s existing wage and salary costs.
The Vale Council’s ruling cabinet was given a series of 5 different options to meet pressure from the unions for pay rises
The recommendation is that the council should proceed with “Option 5” which will produce a potential 2-year pay deal for staff on “NJC Terms & Conditions for 2018/19 and for 2019/20”.
The arrangements would apply to approximately 4,000 staff working directly for the council itself or for schools in the Vale of Glamorgan .
The pay award has two parts:-
- A straightforward percentage increase for 2018/19 and
- “More complex grade changes for 2019/20”.
An internal report says that in introducing the increases and amended pay scales the council is “Responding to pressures of the National Living Wage” and providing “longer term sustainability”.
In a number of grades pay-differentials have been squashed or eliminated – but all employees should end-up better-off under the new deal.
The total extra cost of the deal to the Vale Council is “around £2,587,000″ and there are likely to be what the council calls “further cost implications from April 2020” – but this will depend on “staff turnover”
The total increase in the council’s pay bill for 2018/19 and 2019/20 will be 5.6%.